“Joel Kim Booster’s satiric comedy dives head first into this psychological morass  [of celebrity obsessions], mining it for laughs as well as its legitimate creep factor.”- Chicago Tribune

Ran June 4- 21 2014

Fraser Studios (76 Stafford St)

Kate and Sam Are Not Breaking Up zooms in on Hollywood’s hottest couple. Kate Thomas and Sam Lewis, stars of a Tween-Fantasy franchise of movies that are coming to a close, have split up for good. As the media and fans alike erupt in speculation about the split, one superfan is determined to reunite these teen idols – by any means necessary. Through a combination of kidnapping, torture and couples therapy, Kate and Sam Are Not Breaking Up explores just what happens when an obsession with celebrity spins wildly out of control.

Written by: Joel Kim Booster and New Colony

Directed by: Jill Harper

Starring: Karen Knox, Rebecca Liddiard, AJ Vaage, and Tim Walker

Stage Management: Tamara Protic

Set Design: Christine Groom

Props Design: Jenny So

Lighting Design: Simon Rossiter

Sound Design: Tim Lindsay

Nominations

Nominated for the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Performance Female – Rebecca Liddiard

Critics

‘NNNN Booster’s satiric targets are dead on’ – NOW Magazine http://www.nowtoronto.com/stage/story.cfm?content=198362

‘Kate and Sam Are Not Breaking Up…is a play that fingers a very raw nerve you’ll careen emotionally between laughter and the rush of anxiety as the action heats up’ – Burke Campbell http://burkecampbell.wordpress.com/2014/06/11/when-hollywood-stars-go-missing/

‘Be prepared for a dark, complicated dramedy when you come to see this show…all of these performances complicate the plot of the play in a way that should spur productive discussion about gender and fandom politics…Toronto desperately needs a daring indie theatre company like Cue6 to bring us performances as stunning as the ones in this production’ – Mooney On Theatre http://www.mooneyontheatre.com/2014/06/15/review-kate-and-sam-are-not-breaking-up-cue6/

‘Cue6 Theatre Company continues to push the edge of hilarious and disturbing with its current production, the Canadian premiere of Joel Kim Booster’s Kate and Sam Are Not Breaking Up’ – Life With More Cowbellhttp://lifewithmorecowbell.wordpress.com/2014/06/12/cue6-takes-us-to-the-edge-of-funny-disturbing-kate-and-sam-are-not-breaking-up/